You can bet your life savings that both these ships are packed to the gills with weapons destined for Hezbollah.
Two Iranian battleships have crossed the Suez canal and entered the Mediterranean waters, Al Alam TV network has announced.
The warships are sailing toward a harbor in Syria’s coastal waters, the TV network stated.
Egypt had previously approved the passage of two Iranian warships through the Suez Canal.
The ships are the 33,000-ton refueling and support vessel Kharg and the 1,500-ton light patrol frigate Alvand.
The Kharg has a crew of 250 and can carry up to three helicopters. The Alvand is armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.
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Iranian frigate Alvand
Even though the U.S. sank the Alvand’s sister ship, the frigate Sahand 23 years ago, during Operation Praying Mantis, unfortunately there’s not a whole lot we can do at this point besides watch the ships closely. Under international law, the Iranian ships are perfectly within their rights to pass through the Suez canal, even though it’s all but certain that the purpose is nefarious.
/and you can bet your ass that these ships are under constant observation and our satellites are collecting all sorts of high resolution imagery
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